Oliver Wendell Holmes with his microscope

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Title

Oliver Wendell Holmes with his microscope

Subject

Photographs
Albumen prints

Description

Holmes was offering practical instruction in the use of the microscope to medical students at Harvard by 1855. In an address to the Boston Microscopical Society in 1877, Holmes said, “My dealing with the instrument has been principally as a teacher, and not of microscopy as a specialty, but as a fractional portion of long-extended courses on anatomy, delivered to large classes. The most I could hope for was to teach them the rudiments of histology, and more especially to give them knowledge enough to make them wish for more. I have therefore aimed at having perfectly and easily manageable instruments, at selecting the more important and interesting objects, and at making everything as plain as practicable, knowing well that if a mistake in looking through a microscope is within the bounds of possibility, the young student will be certain to make it.”

Abstract

Albumen print of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) with his microscope

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1860

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Harvard Medical School Faculty and Staff Portrait Collection: D-W, ca. 1774-2001. Image No. 00137.527. Location: S055.27.

Format

image

Extent

1 photograph

Medium

albumen print

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002142

Provenance

Reproduced from an original in the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002142_dref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Oliver Wendell Holmes with his microscope,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6252.